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Job Title: Academic Advisor (Scholar Programs, Division of Student Affairs)
Location: New York, NY United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/12/2019
Expire Date: 03/12/2019
Job Categories: Education and Library
Job Description
Academic Advisor (Scholar Programs, Division of Student Affairs)
Academic Advisor (Scholar Programs, Division of Student Affairs)
Job ID: 20055
Location: Hunter College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Under the supervision of the Academic Advising Manager for Scholar Programs, the Academic Advisor for Honors Scholar Programs works closely with other advisors, Scholar Cohort Leaders, the Advising Coordinator and other campus offices, departments, and staff who are involved with the academic lives of undergraduate student scholars to ensure that student scholars are engaged and supported in the pursuit of their academic interests and co-curricular opportunities. There are currently six Honors Scholar Programs with high achieving students pursuing study in a wide range of academic disciplines, from arts and humanities, to STEM, social sciences, nursing and interdisciplinary programs. The Academic Advisor advises students through the major exploration, discernment and declaration process; assists students in goal setting and developing academic plans; and provides a holistic, wrap-around model of advising, guided by advising learning outcomes outlined in the advising syllabus.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Provides holistic developmental academic ad vising for students, through one to one advising, group advising, and other learning opportunities/modalities (i.e., published materials, workshops, programs).
-Participates in planning and implementation of orientation for new students.
-Collaborates with cohort leaders, faculty, the learning centers, and other advising colleagues to create impactful programs and opportunities for student scholars; to help resolve program issues and concerns, interpret policies, and promote student success.
-Participates in early identification of students to be referred to prestigious scholarships, fellowships, and research pipelines.
-Utilizes research and theory related to student development and retention to implement effective advising strategies and programs. Contribute to and participate in on-campus and online special events for scholar cohorts.
- Lead First Year seminar for first-year students focused on successful transition to college
-Uses multiple technologies to advise and communicate with student caseload including degree audit software, university database system, project management software, social media, and CRM.
-Actively promotes accessibility and visibility of advising through public programs and online presence.
Advisor is expected to have staff photo and biography on website, and engage in Skype advising, chat rooms, social media, videos, and online tutorials.
-Actively engages in formal advising working groups such as programming, media design + communication, sophomore year experience, and assessment.
-Identifies and uses resources to support student success, make appropriate referrals.
- The position responsibilities may include student intake, appointment scheduling and supervision of part-time staff.

Bachelor's Degree required.

-Two years of higher education administration, advising or related experience preferred.
-Displays and employs solid written and oral communication skills.
-Computer and technology skills, especially Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), experience with social media and CRM systems as well as communications software preferred.
-Experience in assisting with programs and providing services to support student success and retention.

- Provides academic counseling and planning services to a diverse student population.
- Assists students with clarifying values and goals; counsels students regarding educational options, requirements, policies and procedures.
- Offers academic and personal support to guide students through the course selection process
- Provides students with effective and timely referral to other college and external support services
- Monitors and evaluates students' educational progress by conducting academic progress audits
- Establishes and maintains student files, databases and records; prepares activity reports and analyses
- May specialize in providing advice on specific programs or to specific student groups
- Performs related duties as assigned.

Assistant to HEO


Salary commensurate with education and experience, within the approved range for this position
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website ( http://www.cuny.edu/employment.html or www2.cuny.edu/employment ) and following the CUNYfirst Job System Instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account. To search for this vacancy, click on Search Job Postings, under Employment Opportunities, select More Options To Search For CUNY Jobs and enter the Job Opening ID then click Search. The required material, as stated on the CUNYfirst vacancy notice, for the application package must be uploaded as ONE file in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

CUNY is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
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